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Frequency 49 – January 29, 2016

Frequency 49

Carmen A. Lemoine, flute; Ryan Zwahlen, oboe; Jeannie Psomas, clarinet; Yueh Chou, bassoon; Leslie Hart, horn; Margaret Halbig, piano

Samuel Barber Summer Music
Aaron Copland Duo for flute and piano
Bill Douglas Quartet for flute, oboe, bassoon, piano
Vernon Duke Three Pieces for flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and piano
William Grant Still Miniatures for flute, oboe, and piano

Frequency 49 presents an (almost) all-American program of standard and little-known chamber works. This program features Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Samuel Barber’s gorgeous woodwind quintet Summer Music (1956) and Aaron Copland’s spacious Duo for flute and piano (1971). Frequency 49 will also be showcasing African-American composer William Grant Still’s Miniatures (1948), based on folk songs of the Americas, Bill Douglas’s crowd-pleasing Quartet (2011), and Three Pieces (1939) by Vernon Duke, the musical genius responsible for the much-loved jazz standards April in Paris and Autumn in New York. Frequency 49 is a San Francisco Bay Area-based all-female wind and piano chamber ensemble dedicated to broadening awareness of compelling woodwind repertoire new and true through performances of highest artistry. Featuring flexible instrumentation, the group explores the interdependent relationship between color and sound unique to this combination of instruments.

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distributing programs

box office

set-up and clean-up

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